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A tale of two storms (and more)

A tale of two storms (and more)

My last newsletter spoke about the coming El Nino and its possible effects. An even earlier newsletter, “In Hawaii, Hurricanes Hardly Happen,” published one year ago at this time, talked about the relative infrequency of hurricanes in the vicinity of Hawaii. In early August, not one, but two hurricanes affected the Hawaiian Islands. This is very uncommon, as indicated in the earlier newsletters. Let’s take a look at what happened.

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Preparing for storms at sea

Preparing for storms at sea

If we have time to prepare and a lot of sea room, Nine of Cups, our Liberty 458 cutter, handles the rough weather pretty well

Rallies and weather

I recently become aware of a blog post by John Harries on his Attainable Adventure Cruising website, and thought I should contribute to what has been an excellent and spirited discussion about sailing rallies in the fall.

Politics and weather

Politics and weather

“Due to the Federal government shutdown, NOAA.gov and most associated websites are unavailable. Specific NOAA websites necessary to protect lives and property are operational and will be maintained.”

Northwest Passage closes early

Environment Canada reports that after decades of warming, the Northwest Passage is experiencing 60 percent more Arctic sea ice this year than at the same time last year.

Frontal anatomy

Frontal anatomy

When discussing weather and weather forecasts, the term “front” is used frequently. And, sometimes misused.

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